Anna University: Statistics



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#1030 of 14,131 In the World
#241 of 5,830 In Asia
#16 of 876 In India
#2 of 53 In Tamil Nadu
#2 of 25 In Chennai
#82 of 2,545 For Radiochemistry
Top50% For 130 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* Anna University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions Requirements12th year senior secondary/intermediate examination or recognized foreign equivalent, and entrance examination.
Academic CalendarJuly to April (July - October; December-April)

Research profile

Anna University is a world-class research university with 25,046 scientific papers published and 343,261 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Biology, Environmental Science, Materials Science, Organic Chemistry, and Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.


Anna University majors

by publication & citation count

20,271 / 291,420
16,562 / 254,501
14,859 / 265,239
Computer Science
12,342 / 105,639
Quantum and Particle physics
11,921 / 176,030
11,879 / 206,956
Environmental Science
11,411 / 185,734
Materials Science
11,259 / 199,273
Organic Chemistry
10,473 / 206,965
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
6,635 / 58,043
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,631 / 50,805
Electrical Engineering
5,988 / 69,013
5,591 / 51,430
5,492 / 114,828
5,437 / 85,975
Metallurgical Engineering
5,218 / 96,374
Optical Engineering
4,943 / 65,692
Chemical Engineering
4,916 / 105,373
4,677 / 87,195
4,527 / 58,889
Geography and Cartography
4,500 / 58,039
4,129 / 34,979
Machine Learning
3,988 / 39,154
Computer Networking
3,936 / 25,954
3,931 / 33,917
3,770 / 71,370
3,758 / 37,606
Mechanical Engineering
3,585 / 49,935
3,439 / 30,665
Physical chemistry
3,407 / 81,221
3,288 / 55,441
2,997 / 21,143
2,805 / 23,643
Cyber Security
2,679 / 17,899
2,602 / 45,375
Computer Vision
2,514 / 16,435
2,457 / 21,338
Political Science
2,446 / 17,541
2,405 / 17,338
Electronic Engineering
2,325 / 22,804

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 51 55
1991 58 67
1992 59 82
1993 51 92
1994 68 130
1995 61 130
1996 108 136
1997 115 162
1998 118 190
1999 141 302
2000 166 372
2001 158 379
2002 226 530
2003 255 755
2004 302 1087
2005 341 1563
2006 470 2182
2007 522 2928
2008 585 4091
2009 640 5047
2010 813 6200
2011 1083 7821
2012 1232 9639
2013 1403 11869
2014 1522 14245
2015 1442 15936
2016 1448 17885
2017 1539 20426
2018 1498 22859
2019 1776 28854
2020 1840 37188
2021 2319 53596
2022 1875 53414
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Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Anna University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design No No No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine No No No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes

Notable alumni

  1. Akkineni Nagarjuna

    Akkineni Nagarjuna
    Born in
    India Flag India
    1959-.. (age 64)
    actorfilm producer

    Akkineni Nagarjuna Rao, known mononymously as Nagarjuna, is an Indian actor, film producer, television presenter, and entrepreneur. Nagarjuna has acted predominantly in Telugu cinema, along with a few Hindi and Tamil language films. He has received nine state Nandi Awards, three Filmfare Awards South and two National Film Awards namely, for Ninne Pelladata (1996), which he produced won the Best Feature Film in Telugu and a Special Mention as actor for Annamayya (1997).

  2. Thirumalachari Ramasami

    Thirumalachari Ramasami
    1948-.. (age 75)
    civil servant

    Thirumalachari Ramasami is a former Indian Science and Technology Secretary. He assumed charge in May 2006. Prior to this assignment, he served as the Director of the Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai, India. He is a distinguished researcher and leather scientist. He was awarded India's National Civilian Honour the Padma Shri for excellence in Science and Engineering in 2001 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014. He was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, the highest award for science in India, for notable and outstanding research in Chemical Sciences in 1993.

  3. A G Ramakrishnan

    A G Ramakrishnan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    1958-.. (age 65)
    computer scientistelectrical engineer

    Angarai Ganesan Ramakrishnan is a senior professor of electrical engineering and an associate faculty of Centre for Neuroscience, both at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He also holds an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Heritage Science and Technology at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad. He heads the Medical intelligence and language engineering lab. He also won the Manthan Award 2015 for his project, “Madhura - the gift of voice”, under the category, e-education, learning, and employment. He is also one of the founder directors of RaGaVeRa Indic Technologies private limited recognized by the Karnataka Government as one of the Elevate 2019 Startup winners. He is one of the advisors of Bhashini AI Solutions private limited also recognized by the Karnataka Government as one of the Elevate 2019 Startup winners. From January 2017 to June 2020, he was a Member of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) since November 2019. Since August 2022, he is also the Advisor - Neuroscience to Feedfront Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a startup based in Bangalore.

  4. Ajayan Vinu

    Ajayan Vinu
    Born in
    India Flag India
    1976-.. (age 47)

    Ajayan Vinu is a material scientist. He is currently the Global Innovation Chair Professor for Advanced Nanomaterials and the director of Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials, The University of Newcastle since October 2017 which houses more than 60 researchers including PhD students and staff. Before moving to the University of Newcastle, he was a professor of Nanomaterials at the University of South Australia from 2015-2017. and also worked at the University of Queensland as a Professor and ARC Future Fellow from 2011-2015. He is well known in the field of mesoporous carbon nitride and was the first one to introduce porosity in carbon nitride materials which find applications in different areas of research including catalysis, energy storage and conversion and carbon dioxide capture, and photocatalytic water splitting for hydrogen generation.

  5. C. Anandharamakrishnan

    C. Anandharamakrishnan
    Born in
    India Flag India

    Anandharamakrishnan Chinnaswamy, commonly referred as Anandharamakrishnan is an Indian scientist and academician, having expertise in Chemical Engineering and Food processing. He is working as Director of National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum. Earlier, he served as Director of National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management, Thanjavur (NIFTEM-T) (Formerly known as Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT), Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu during the period April 2016 – 2022 and as Senior Principal Scientist at the CSIR - Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysuru.

  6. Mohan Madan Babu

    Mohan Madan Babu

    M. Madan Babu is an Indian-American computational biologist and bioinformatician. He is the endowed chair in biological data science and director of the center of excellence for data-driven discovery at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Previously, he served as a programme leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

Anna University faculties and divisions

Centre : Biotechnology Biotechnology
Centre : Building Technology Building Technologies
Centre : Computer Science Computer Science
Centre : Computer Science Computer Science
Centre : Crystal Growth Crystallography
Centre : Environmental Studies Environmental Studies
Centre : Human Settlements Social Studies
Centre : New and Renewable Sources of Energy Natural Resources
Centre : Water Resources Water Management
College : Engineering Arts and Humanities, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Physics, Printing and Printmaking, Social Sciences, Telecommunications Engineering
Faculty : Architecture and Planning Architecture and Planning
Faculty : Civil Engineering Civil Engineering
Faculty : Electrical and Electronics Engineering Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Power Engineering
Faculty : Information and Communication Engineering Information Technology, Telecommunications Engineering
Faculty : Management Sciences Management
Faculty : Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Faculty : Science and Humanities Arts and Humanities, Geology, Media Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Faculty : Technology Biotechnology, Ceramics and Glass Technology, Chemical Engineering, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Technology, Textile Technology
Institute : Ocean Management Marine Science and Oceanography
Institute : Remote Sensing Surveying and Mapping
Institute : Technology Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Instrument Making, Production Engineering, Rubber Technology, Technology

General information

Alternative names AU Chennai
अन्ना विश्वविद्यालय
Founded 1978
Accreditation University Grants Commission (UGC)
Motto Progress through Knowledge

Location and contacts

Address Sardar Patel Road Guindy
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600 025
City population 10,265,000

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